GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours a amber color with a tall lingering head. Full nectar with excellent carbonation creates a soft, creamy mouthfeel. This is not as sweet as most and that goes a long way with me. I have to say after weighing all attributes, this beer is a classic.I want for nothing from this brew except for an explanation of why it’s labeled an IPA. As for IPAs go it’s the bomb exhibiting superb balance and structure. As for IIPAs go it’s not as burly as most but it does deliver the crunchy hop infested palate driver that you would expect from an Imperial. Eight way this brew is a classic. Blows away AleSmith in overall componentry.liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Earlier Rating: 3/5/2007 Total Score: 5
A cold slow pour releases a full blown creamy frothy that slowly recedes revealing clumpy islands of cream that hang the duration. Hugh Jackman shows off a brilliant iridescent golden amber color. Mild aromas of aged citrus, fat juicy hop pollups, and candy necklace. Full nectar w/ superb carbontion for a creamy texture. Beautiful! Fat malt decadence with a subtle candy sweetness that is deminished just as fast by a powerful hop bittering component. Luscious caramel meets the perfect hop balance w/ aged citrus rind. Nunces of leather, bright hard candy necklace, mild herbs. The finishing bitterness sticks w/ the user w/ lating aspirin burn sensation. Trump!
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and citrusy, with hints of caramel, barnyard, lime, resin, and licorice. Taste/Palate: sweet, thick, and crisp; finishes with a long bitterness. jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Nothing small from this brew. Extreme hop aroma of cascade hops. Very recognizable. Flavor of mild crystal malts and more big buttering hops. Alcohol lightly present. Finishes of fresh hops, lie a harvest ale hop brew.